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jvaughn

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Buffalo Wireless PCI Card Disables itself
« on: May 04, 2008, 04:39:04 pm »
I have a custom built media center PC and I would really like to use LinuxMCE.  I currently have Kubuntu 7.10 installed and would like to copy the LinuxMCE iso's wirelessly from my Windows PC to my Linux media center.

However, the Buffalo wireless PCI card I bought will disable itself about 5 seconds after I enable it - everytime.  I checked some reviews at www.newegg.com and one of them said that this cards works perfectly out of the box with Ubuntu, so I figured it should work with Kubutnu.  I posted this problem on the Kubuntuforums.com, but no one has responded, so I thought I'd try here. 

Here are the PC specs:

Ahanix 701 series HTPC case w/7" touchscreen
Intel D845EBG m/b
Intel 2.8GHz P4 Northwood CPU
1GB RAM
40GB Wetern Digital HDD
Winfast Pro XP TV Tuner Card
Buffalo Wireless PCI card, model WLI2-PCI-G54S
nVidia legacy video card

I will soon be upgrading to an AMD 64bit m/b and processor.  Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I and fairly new to Linux so be gentle.

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Re: Buffalo Wireless PCI Card Disables itself
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008, 11:03:47 pm »
i assume that since you are trying to move the isos wirelessly, that you will also want to use LinuxMCE wirelessly. if so, you should probably search the forums a little about that. it depends on what you want to use LinuxMCE for, but wirelessly using it for media isnt so great. especially if you intend to use it for any hd programming. if all you want is to do lights and stuff then it would work, but i would imagine since its your media center pc that you would want it to serve video at some point.
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Re: Buffalo Wireless PCI Card Disables itself
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008, 06:14:47 am »
Thanks.  For  now, my media center will be used more as a PVR than watching HD content over the internet. 

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Re: Buffalo Wireless PCI Card Disables itself
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008, 02:10:32 pm »
well...what i mean is...as long as you are using the media center/core on the tv you are watching you would be fine. if you ever get media directors set up for other rooms, you wont want to use those, over the wireless, to get video from your core.
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Re: Buffalo Wireless PCI Card Disables itself
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 04:50:57 am »
Thanks for the advise.  As far as the wireless card, I found out that it is support with kernel 2.6.17 and my kernel version was 2.6.13.  So, I rebuilt my media center pc using AMD 64 bit architecture and will install Kubunutu 8.04.  I hope LinuxMCE will work with this version.